Monthly Archive

February 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 1725 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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ITRC Aftermath Studies

“It’s truly made me feel like nothing is safe” - ITRC Aftermath Respondent Identity theft creates barriers to success that affect more than just the victim’s finances or the ability to obtain loans o... read more..

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Identity Theft #1 Complaint to the FTC 15 Consecutive Years

Identity Theft #1 Complaint to the FTC for 15th Consecutive Year Identity Theft Resource Center   Identity theft once again ranks as the top consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, acco... read more..

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ITRC Monthly Twitter Chat: Identity Fraud and How it Relates to Government Programs

Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center hosts an informative Twitter chat on ways to protect the public from fraud and scams. Be sure to join us for our monthly Twitter chat on Thursday, March ... read more..

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Do vehicle technologies pose security risk?

New vehicle technologies are a security and privacy danger zone with ID theft criminals taking advantage of numerous gaps in security, according to a report last week by Senator Edward Markey, D-Mass.... read more..

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A Look at the ITRC Call Center: Medical Identity Theft

In an effort to follow the most widespread forms of identity theft and keep the public informed of these threats, the non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center keeps up with the types of calls that co... read more..

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I want to express my most sincere gratitude

I want to express my most sincere gratitude to your organization and most importantly to Cody. For over two months I have begged and pleaded for help. I have been repeatedly shut down or brushed off. ... read more..

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The Dangers of Doxxing

If you’ve followed internet news about cyberattacks, cyberbullying, or online vigilante groups, you may have heard the term doxxing. It comes from the word “doc,” or document, and refers to the practi... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: February 23, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with top industry experts to bring you the most relevant and timely updates about threats to your personal data security. One group, Scam Detector, ... read more..

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Overcoming the Emotional Impact of Identity Theft

Identity theft is a crime that impacts millions of people a year; it can be unsettling and upsetting, to say the least. The process of cleaning up the aftermath of identity theft can lead to feelings ... read more..

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Security breaches a big issue for healthcare

Consumers beware: you have more medical-related issues to be worried about, but a trip to the doctor or ER won't cure them as the healthcare industry continues to be plagued by information security br... read more..

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New Identity Theft Laws Around the Country

We’ve come a long way from the days when identity theft first became a widespread problem, back when law enforcement officials didn’t quite know how to address it. It was such a new, unheard of issue ... read more..

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Financial Identity Theft Is Top Reported Crime to ITRC

Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center tracks the calls that come into its non-profit, 24-hour call center in order to get a better picture of the types of crimes that are affecting consumers’... read more..

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100 Cities in 100 Days

The Identity Theft Resource Center & BBB are participating in a new initiative by the Identity Theft Council called “100 Cities in 100 Days.” The purpose of this event is to reach out to 100 citie... read more..

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Limiting Data Breach Consequences: Tips for Small Businesses

The Identity Theft Resource Center & BBB are participating in an initiative by the Identity Theft Council called “100 Cities in 100 Days.” The purpose of this event is to reach out to 100 cities a... read more..

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How the Courts Can Help You in Identity Theft Cases

If you’re like most people, your experience with a court of law might be pretty limited. Other than the occasional jury duty summons, most citizens are happy about not having to spend much time dealin... read more..

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You Decide: Which Social Media Platform Do You Prefer?

The internet has brought greater connectivity than ever before, especially since the advent of social media. But with all the platforms out there, it can be hard to decide where to spend your online t... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: February 9, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with top industry experts to bring you the most relevant and timely updates about threats to your personal data security. One group, Scam Detector, ... read more..

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Reputation management in the era of facial recognition

Remember that time you went to Vegas, drank a little too much, and your friends got carried away with the Polaroid camera? Ten years ago, what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas. These days, that's rar... read more..

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Dear Sir or Madam, Youve Alredy One!

We could all use more money, right? Whether it’s to add to your current income or to be able to give up your 9-to-5 job altogether, it’s fun to imagine the possibilities. And it’s this exact perceptio... read more..

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Identity Theft: Where Does a Victim Start?

When identity theft first became a recognized crime, it looked a lot different than it does today. Back then, even as recently as the 1980s, a thief had to get access to your physical documentation, y... read more..

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The Double Edged Sword of Online Job Applications

It couldn't be easier to apply for a job today, with online offerings that can be viewed from anywhere and e-delivered applications sent versus snail mail or dropping off a resume or job application. ... read more..

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You Decide: Storage Solutions for your Data

When it comes to keeping up with your digital information, you have options besides just taking up precious space on your computer with old files. Whether you’re storing precious family photos, videos... read more..

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What to Do in an Internet Takeover

Internet takeover sounds like a pretty scary term, doesn’t it? Like something straight out of a cyber thriller, where the black hat hackers manage to somehow reroute the entire internet for the govern... read more..

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Top Scams of the Week: February 2, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top experts in cybersecurity and fraud prevention to bring consumers the most reliable, recent information on crimes of this nature... read more..

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Security Checkup Part II: Protecting Your Financial Identity

When people think of financial security, they’re probably thinking in terms of having enough money for retirement, paying off a mortgage, or investing wisely. But your personal data security as it rel... read more..

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Feb 5 Twitter Chat - How Data Breaches Affect You

2014 was a record year for data breaches, but not in a good way. There were more reports of internal and external data breaches affecting everything from major corporations to small mom-and-pop operat... read more..

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